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secretary of state, senator john kerry is nominated to be america's top diplomat. and good news -- the end of the world did not come today, but that did not stop some very colorful displays to mark the mine and events. -- the mayan event. welcome to our viewers on public television in america and also around the globe. one week after the horrifying shootings in newtown, connecticut, which left 20 children and six adults dead, the nation's top today to remember the victims, but it was also the day the country's leading gun lobby, the national rifle association, chose to lay out its case for why armed guards at every u.s. school would help prevent similar tragedies in the future. the bbc's north america editor reports. >> the church bells tolled out the exact time when a week ago a young man with an assault rifle began his massacre of children. they stood in prayer and in silence in the rain. in a town still numb, the bells tolled 26 times, one for each of the victims of the school. inside the white house, president obama and his staff since silent for a minute. beyond the grave,
from now 10:00 p.m. eastern. piers morgan starts right now. >> tonight the top five things that america is talking about. number one, peace love and mutual understanding. >> we can't negotiate with ourselves. >> it is me. >> bob costas, did he cross the line. >> and the most outrageous royal prank over. >> hello there. could i please speak to kate please, my granddaughter? >> this is piers more dpgan ton. good evening. our big story tonight from what every one is talking about. the royal prank called heard around the world. and this shocking new york subway photograph. reports of chemical weapons in syria. let's get started with what promises to be a lively discussion. and a host of huff posts live. and welcome to you all. let's start with guns and the fall out of the murder and suicide of jovan bellcher. let's watch what he said tonight. >> i believe that there should be more effective controls on the sale of guns. >> roughly 40% of the guns purchased in this country do not require a background check for purchasing. i don't see in anyone should be able to purchase military style or bod
at this is basically something that you can ride along and freeload and let america and canada and japan handled? >> steve, your question -- >> i'm and freeload, by the way. >> that by the way is how the chinese would describe any relationship between japan and america. the interesting aspect of all these conflicts is that as india and china and india and china have a proximate geographically, but we've never been neighbors. >> right. >> in order to be neighbors you either have to love each other or hate each other. we have done neither. in fact, in 1962 during the first strategic conflict, between these two, you have to understand, it's hard to understand why we are not neighbors. [inaudible] in terms of inaccessible. but the positions, the lines, the strategies, the lines, what would they resonate to? the positions that are taken by postcolonial nations is that we will not be bound by decisions made by colonial powers. one, or in china's case, that we had to abandon our national positions. and now that we are strong, we need to resurrect them. right or wrong is not, that is very little to do w
>>> tonight, the top five things that america is talking about. number one, peace love and mutual understanding. yeah, right. not in washington. >> i won't play that game. >> we can't negotiate with ourselves. >> it is me. >> number three, bob costas. did he cross the line? number five, the most outrageous royal prank ever. >> hello there. could i please speak to kate please, my granddaughter? >> this is piers morgan tonight. good evening. our big story tonight from what every one is talking about. washington's high-stakes game of "let's make a deal," to the royal prank called heard around the world. to bob costas talking about guns. and this shocking new york subway photograph. reports of chemical weapons in syria. let's get started with what promises to be a lively discussion. abbe huntsman, and a host of huff posts live. and welcome to you all. let's start with guns and the fallout of the murder and suicide of jovan bellcher and his girlfriend. bob costas of nbc spoke out about this. let's watch what he said tonight. >> i believe that there should be more comprehensive and effe
in 2002, the kid, and basically we believe that america has a responsibility to be involved in the world in protection of our values and our strategic interests, all of which helps us be safer and freer here at home and it's just grown. >> senator graham, what is the secret to proper bipartisanship, do you think? >> well, in fairness to our colleagues, pierce, there's a lot of real close friendships around this place. there's a lot of republicans and democrat who get along very well and work together. the reason you're talking about the three of us, i think, is because of 9/11. there had never been an attack on america, we would have been three friends who travel and socialize, but what brought us together and put us on the map, after we were attacked on 9/11, everything in our country changed and throughout the world. as a result of 9/11 and all the national security issues that followed, our friendship became a cause. it really did solidify over the iraq war. bipartisanship as hyped is being willing to lose your job. i really admire john because he suffered for our country. and i hang
>> this is "bbc world news america." funding of this presentation is made possible by the freeman foundation of new york, stowe, vermont, and honolulu, newman's own foundation, and union bank. >> at union bank, our relationship managers work hard to know your business, offering specialized solutions and capital to help you meet your growth objectives. we offer expertise and tailored solutions for small businesses and major corporations. what can we do for you? >> and now, "bbc world news america." >> hello and welcome to "bbc world news." a very happy new year 2013. it is already a first of january were you are, this is the greek capital and they're celebrating going around the acropolis. various time zones are coming into the year 2013 and we will keep you up-to-date. not a lot to look at their in athens but we will show you the scene in capital across the next few hours on bbc. there is still a lot of work going on on capitol hill. president obama said a deal is in sight to stop america going over the so-called fiscal cliff. congress officials have said the house of representati
? >>> made in america claims a kind of victory. apple announcing they will bring some jobs back from overseas. but is this the start of something even bigger? >>> hooked. the mom spending up to $200 a month of her virtual farm. and we'll show you other games which keep you coming back with a secret every six seconds. >>> and, the perfect gift made so easy. do you want to create this look under the christmas tree? >> oh, my god! >> scientists tonight give you the simple, amazing way to do it every time. >>> good evening. we begin with the worldwide reaction today to a dangerous move in syria. chemicals, dead lly gas loaded onto weapons near an airfield there. one drop could kill within minutes. so, world leaders are mobilizing tonight, deciding what they're going to do. and abc's senior foreign affairs correspondent martha raddatz takes us inside that story. >> reporter: today, hillary clinton, overseas, trying to tind some dip mroep matic way to end this increasingly dangerous conflict. 20 months of fighting, 40,000 lives lost. and now the chilling possibility of an air attack with deadly ner
and children are killed. the shooter is also dead. this is the 12 the mass shooting this year and america and mr. obama said that the country must take action. >> a friday morning with chris this looming. -- christmas shooting. moments later, heavily armed officers went in and it terrified children aged between 5-10 were being carried out. >> i saw some of the bullets going past the hall that i was right next to and then the teacher pulled me into her classroom. we heard shots and everyone went on the ground. >> we all went over to a corner and the teacher was to keep us until the police officers. >> they had machine guns. >> i heard seven loud booms and then the teachers told us to go in the corner. we all huddled. i kept hearing these booming noises. >> as alarmed parents rushed back to the school, are the reports told of the gun at confronting a children and three -- confronting a teacher. it became clear that this was murdered on a horrific scale. >> there were fatalities, there was 18 children that were pronounced dead at the school. there were two that were transported to area hospi
in asia and africa and the americas or do you basically surrender to decline? and i think that requires very tough choices about the time and energy and education systems and welfare systems and being not prepared to tolerate poor performance. >> rose: and rick stengel, managing editor of "time" magazine talking about "time" magazine's person of the year. >> i always like to feel the person who wins person of the year it's both backward looking in terms of the year past and forward looking in terms of what that person will do in the next year and beyond and obama is a perfect example of that. the next america is the america of today. which is why in effect he's person of the year. because he's the architect of this new america and i actually think it's a great thing because it's a more tolerant america, a more diverse america. >> rose: osborne and stengel. next. caioning spoored by roseommunications from our studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. >> rose: george osborne is here. he is britain's chancellor of the exchequer. he has been called the austerity chancellor. he continu
bringing you expert minds who know how to fix america and get us back on the path to prosperity. we're now on monday to friday at 3:30 p.m. eastern. a little version of "your money" everything you need to know in business every day. you can find me on facebook, at face.com, tweet me at my handle @alivelshi. have a great weekend. >>> hi, everyone, so glad you could join us here today at the cnn center. i'm deborah feyirik. a sad day in football as we speak, kansas city chiefs playing their nfl game despite the death of a team members. line blacker joyan belcher shot his girlfriend and then drove away and shot himself. it, what are you hearing? what are investigators learning? >> well, they have offered few inclu clues as too what led up to the horrific morning here in kansas city, but police did say that they had had no previous reports of disturbance calls at the home where jovan's girlfriend was shot yesterday morning, but there were some arguments in the morning leading up to it. a lot of preliminary work being done today, but the game where the kansas city chiefs were playing wen
and to that point you talk about guns as an infectious disease in america. we have 300 million guns in america. almost one per citizen. is the disease too far in to the body to really do something? we have senator feinstein talking about banning assault weapons and can't talk about retroactively banning. we can only talk about going forward. are there too many guns for america to be able to go back? >> i don't really think so at all. we can make a big dent. i can talk about where i'm from which is massachusetts and we have sensible gun control laws and it's very hard for criminals in massachusetts to get guns from massachusetts and so what they have to do is somebody brings guns in to them from new hampshire and vermont and then south carolina up the iron pipeline. we would do very well in massachusetts if we had a one gun per month law nationally to make it so it's not profitable to bring guns in to the inner city gangs. i think there's lots of things to do. and i just want to mention one thing which gun owners can do. we are trying to push this notion of the 11th commandment of gun safety an
america is the america of today. which is why in effect he's person of the year. because he's the architect of this new america and i actually think it's a great thing because it's a more tolerant america, a more diverse america. >> rose: osborne and stengel. next. captioning sponsored by rose communications from our studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. >> rose: george osborne is here. he is britain's chancellor of the exchequer. he has been called the austerity chancellor. he continues to lead the increasingly controversial austerity process. in a piece called "god sieve the british economy" in the upcoming "new york times" magazine adam davidson writes "in the past two years the united states has experienced a steep downturn followed by steady though horrendously slow upturn. the british economy, however, is profoundly stuck. the u.k. has been put on negative watch on three largest credit rating agencies. the european union is britain's largest trading partner, europe's economy remains on prepares you footing despite several months of relative calm and there's a
on public television in america and around the globe. a massive crowd surrounds the egyptian president's palace. tens of thousands have turned out in the biggest and most tense demonstration yet. against the powers of the new president and the constitution. mr. morsi has left and authorities are threatening if the walls are breached. >> police fired tear gas after they breached the line in front of the official residence. at times, the police seem close to losing control. agent has not seen anything like this even at the height of the protests against hosni mubarak last year. opposition supporters converged on the palace through the day. they are furious at the edict taking sweeping new powers. and an attempt to rush through a new constitution that opponents fear it could be used to impose islamic values. this is a series of marches. two weeks in and than not lost any of their fury and egger prodi is done. >-- and anger at what he has done. >> he is not right to be the new king creative. >> we hope he is wise enough to realize that today is the first of many marches against him if he d
before it's too late. welcome to our viewers on public television in america and also around the globe. bankings are usually in the business of making money and not handing it over. in a record fine, hsbc pays $1.9 billion to settle u.s. allegations of money laundering. our chief economics correspondent has all the details. >> the largest bank in money- laundering, cartels washed through the bank. it resulted in a $1.9 billion fine, the biggest in u.s. banking history. the american authorities >> the corruption of the financial system by drug traffickers and other criminals, and free evading u.s. sanctions and law. >> they find $7 billion will be transferred between mexico and the u.s.. there were 25,000 transactions involving iran. in $290 million in suspicious traveler's checks were cleared by the bank. in a statement, they said they were story -- sorry for past mistakes. the former chairman was appointed as trade minister for david cameron. he had this to say when the allegations emerged in july. >> there were failures of the implementation, they expressed regret for that. it is a c
of the united states of america to be left almost alone in the united nations against so many other countries, including the best trends of america to defend the state of israel and then to find out the next morning that israel is doing something which america explicitly is against i think you'd have been thinking twice about his position and therefore i think it was a mistake. i think we should have manifested a much greater understanding for the sensitivities of the united states and i criticize it -- >> rose: so the prime minister -- >> i think it was not the right thing to do. >> rose: when you looked a hamas have they been strengthened by this? >> well, their status, i think, has changed to the degree that at the final point of negotiations, the appearance was that the u.n. secretary general, the u.s. secretary of state, the president of egypt and a few more foreign ministers all came in a way to save hamas and the islamic jihad. now, this is rather strange that two terrorist organizations which are involved almost endlessly in killing innocent people which are exercising the most author
important show for you today. first up today w washington at an impasse, a conversation with one of america's greetest deal makers, james baker, former secretary of state, former secretary of the treasury, fovrmer white house chief of staff on how to stay off the fiscal cliff and what the party should learn from the last election. >>> next, when the u.s. aimed high in the 1960s, we sent a man to the moon w the same effort, we can now cure cancer, that's what the head of the largest cancer center in the word, m.d. anderson says. >>> and america has lost it's number one standing in lotts of areas, from competitiveness to education, the new number one in most cases a scandinavian country, what is the credit sauce? we'll dig into it. but first here's my take. as we debate whether the two parties can ever come together and get things done, here is something president obama could do probably by himself that would be a single accomplishment of his presidency, end the war on terror. for the first time since 9/11, an administration official has raised this prospect. said in a speech to the oxford un
that i did, but he didn't weave them into the discussion. here's our vision for america. here's -- let me talk to all voters. i always say -- mitt romney focused as well as he should have on the economy but he talked about jobs and jobs and jobs. 92% of americans roughly of americans looking for work according to the unemployment numbers have a job. so who are you talking to? people -- that other 92%, they are concerned about their job and may be improving their job are concerned about a whole lot of other issues. national security, i've been very active on. i think we need a candidate who is comfortable in their skin, with the positions that mitt romney said he held. it wasn't he wasn't conservative enough and positions he articulated but didn't run a campaign on all of the issues and bring them to the floor that was convincing that he was going to do something. >> as you think about the future of the republican party, i talked to conservatives and they say we're not sufficiently a party of working people. as all of the constituency groups that the president did so well with, particularl
are the challenges that you face trying to make a product in america? >> governor, i never miss a marketing opportunity. on my way in a lot of the steel in your office is made by small companies like mine. the steel that holds up your lights moves your booms, the steel underneath the chairs in the audience. >> that is paper under there. >> be careful out there audience. >> it is made like companies like mine. we are a small steel manufacturer. we started in 93. our product is a commodity product. the steel we sell is the same as the steel made in china or india. there is a big difference, though. in america the rates from much higher. how does the company like mine compete in a global environment where products from china and india and europe are crashing on our shores? >> they are dumping product by having government subsidies to chien needs products that are often then subsidized so they can put you guys out of business on the entire market. that's what a lot of americans don't understand. it's frustrating to me. >> there is probably an even more important point about the product that is
. more horrendous than anything i thought could happen in the united states of america. these massacres are happening in our shopping malls, our movie theaters, our businesses in our offices. in the only thing consistent and all of them is the guns. i would like to introduce one of our co-sponsors of the legislation we hope to introduce a lot with the house of representatives, the senior senator from the greek state of connecticut going -- the great state of connecticut going through a difficult time. >> thank you. let me first thank you for your leadership going back to 1993 and before when i was speaking to advocate in the state of connecticut a similar law to the one adopted here banning assault weapons. this has been a heroin, terrific week in the state of connecticut, culminating in today's moment of silence at 9:30. the end of the week and i spent the better part of the time meeting with first responders, families, going to funerals and wakes and speaking with ordinary people of newtown and the state of connecticut. the refrain i have heard over and over again from newtown and con
in there. what's the feeling on the part i thorporate america? bu well, you know, i think businesses feel like we're going deget a deal. they expect the president and house speaker boehner to come together and get this done. if they didn't, they'd be laying off workers, and as we can see by the data they are not doing nhat. eut they are cautious, and appropriately so. washington can botch this so gtey aren't very aggressive with their hiring. ehey pulled back on their pnvestment on their advertising. wey also realize tax rates are going up next year, so what they're doing is announcing special dividends and pulling dividends forward into this year because they realize that tax rates on dividends next year will be higher. so they're trying to give their shareholders a break. >> dubois: so that's what tsinesses are doing. what are you seeing on ma n street? >> well, you know, howls holds also realize that tax rates are likely to go up, so we're seeing thlot of underwater homeowners-- homeowners that owe more on aeir home than it's worth-- itling this year because they get a tax break if the
we're trying to ruin all the old people in america get serious. if humor will do that, i think that's great. nobody has any humor in washington. there ain't none left. >> schieffer: mr. bowles, what are you saying to your party about the need for entitlement reform? that's where the resistance is coming from. it's coming from the democrates, not republicans. >> absolutely, bob. i love alan. he's an american treasure. but, look, even if you raise the top rates back to the clinton rates, that only creates about $400 billion over 10 years. that's $40 billion a year. we have a tron dollar a year deficit. that aloneuent solve the problem. we have to cut spending. health care in this country we spend twice as much on health care as any other developed nation and that's whether it's percent of g.d.p. or on a per-capita base. we have to slow the growth of health care to the rate of the economy. the president put $350 billion worth of cuts on the table. that's not enough. we're going to have to do more. we may not like it. you know, we may wish we didn't. we simply made promises we can't kee
works. there are examples around the work. even in america with lax weak gun protections there are in fact some regulations in some places and they make a difference. let's treat gun violence like any public health crisis which i would say losing 30,000 lives a year would qualify as a crisis. we need to treat it like the threat to public health and families that it is, treat a gun like any other consumer product. this is how we slash the death rate. enforcement and education. for guns it starts when congress stops being intimidated by the extremists and then just do what the majority of gun owners agree we should do. we new the assault weapon ban which maybe we'll introduce under the leadership of our dear friend and colleague, care lynn mccarthy. close the gun show loophole. for starters, things that n.r.a. members agree with. let's care as much about real guns as we do about toy gun consumer protection. to start us down the road of making our children safer by treating children's gun safety like their auto safety. all the air bags, anti-drunk driving campaigns, child se
the dead in newtown, connecticut, and all week, the argument over the kind of guns available in america and the kind of people that can get all of them. it has gone back and forth. while the fire he said raged, the gunman killed himself. he had already spent 17 years in prison for killing his grandmother. as a convicted criminal, he was not allowed to possess firearms. a cold christmas awaits the families of two firefighters. bbc news, washington. >> in afghanistan, at least seven security officials including an american adviser have been killed by local police officers. in the first shooting, a policewoman opened fire inside the police headquarters, killing the americans. it is the first time a female member of the afghan services has turned on a member of the nato force. a report. >> the 33-year-old was a sergeant with the afghan national police, and earlier this morning, the woman shot and killed a civilian adviser. according to officials, she had planned to kill senior afghan officials but could not find any so shot the advisor instead. at the police headquarters, it is one of the m
out their vote and is going to be exploited by virtually every merchandiser in america. >> obama's campaign manager and the rest of the team for the ground game they pulled together which the romney team laughed at first. they are not laughing now. >> mark. >> thank you. magnificent. >> is this it? >> let's see what conac has given us. the biggest winner of 2012 vladimir putin. he overcame massive opposition protests, maneuvered through constitutional loopholes, served as president, then prime minister. and then when re-elected as president again of planet earth's biggest nation, russia. vladimir putin biggest winner of 2012. >> "biggest loser," pat? >> general david petraeus. cia most famous general of his generation caught in a honey trap and kwon. >> the nra national rifle association which has no answer to why americans should be allowed to buy and possess assault weapons with rounds they can shoot off and kill little children. >> mark. >> the 23 million americans who remain out of work and have been out of work for a long period of time. >> seldom aidle son who backed candid
. what america should be addressing is two things. one, we should be addressing generational theft. we now as a country borrow 40 cents of every dollar that the government spends, and we've accumulated 16 trillion dollars in debt. now, in 2008 obama called nine trillion dollars in debt. he said that was irresponsible, unpatriotic. to say this another way, we're literally stealing money from our children and our grandchildren. now, this is the kind of generational theft that has never happened in this country until now, and neerlt part neits addressing this on a regular basis. both parties are arguing over how to tax the rich. now, number two. greed and overspending. for all the talk about greedy rich people in america, how is it possible that politicians' greed is never addressed? after all, they robbed the social security trust fund. they spent it. that's your retirement money that was supposed to be put away in a safe lock box. they spent that money. medicare is also headed for bankruptcy, and obama just raided that to the tune of $$716 billion. why? he wanted that money for obama ca
giving more money to the least competent people in america, the politicians in washington. you're talking about giving them the extra money so they could have bigger government. the fact that they're taking that money frommus in a less bad way i suppose that is good news but we're still taking one step after another in the wrong direction. at the end of that journey the destination is greece or spain or italy. melissa: right. >> we have to figure out how to get control of intitlements. the while house refuses to have adult conversation about that. melissa: neither of these proposals, neither side gets us closer to closing the enormous gap you're talking about. i say over and over again and if this was your household and bills were so far out of line with what the revenue was you could get very serious very quickly. these people do not seem to do that. for republicans is it looking more and more palatable to go over the cliff at this point? >> depends on how dogmatic obama is. like selling a car on craig's list and put it up for 5,000 and really take 4500. someone offers you 4,000. this is
evangelicals because they saw him as such a strong and courageous leader and america's mayor. i think that there is room for that. i think those two candidates that you mentioned -- it wasn't so much their position on abortion or being pro-life per se. it was one had a much more extreme position and the other one was just sort of medieval. he had this really bizarre idea about women. i don't even want to get into it. it was ridiculous. and as you saw, the gop absolutely denounced his views on that. >> let me very quickly let maria weigh in here and give you the final word. >> well, so i agree with amy that the gop should get credit for the diversity that they have in governorships, but it's not enough. because leadership positions do actually happen to be very important in congress where you actually pass bills that are going to affect what the changing demographics of america. so until the gop understands that and until they deal with the agenda as well, not just on immigration but on women's issues and economic issues as well, they're going to have to change their symbol from the el
: for "good morning america," abbie boudreau, abc news, los angeles. >>> and now to that shocking story played out on television in front of millions of viewers. it's a little tough to see this video. a television host setting a magician's head on fire. the magician is all right. he is now in the hospital recovering, and lashing out at that show's host who may soon be arrested. abc's linsey davis has the story. >> reporter: in this death- defying scene, flames shoot from the head of magician wayne houchin, a moment he says is no magic trick. millions of tv viewers watch as this unscripted prank by a tv host backfired in a horrific way. >> his face is burnt. >> reporter: now, that host is expected to face charges, a warrant issued for his arrest. it all started saturday when houchin was a guest on the popular show in the dominican republic "approach the stars." he says the host, franklin, unexpectedly poured a flaming cologne on his head. on facebook, houchin wrote, this was not a stunt or part of an act. this was a criminal attack. he was rushed to the hospital with first and second-degree bur
jenna: thanks for joining us, everybody. jon: "america live" starts right now. megyn: fox news alert, the state department moments ago issuing new warnings to the syrian regime as we get reports that that country may be mixing chemical weapons that could be loaded into artillery shells or land-based missiles like these. they would then be fired directly at the syrian people. welcome to "america live," everyone, i'm megyn kelly. western countries, including the united states, are growing increasingly concerned after reports that bashar al assad's forces are actually mixing the chemicals that produce sterin, a manmade nerve agent that can cause convulsions and death and is believed to be one of the agents saddam hussein used back in 1988. most of the images from that attack are so horrifying, we cannot show them to you on television. but this picture shows one victim from that attack, a little boy lying in a hospital bed days after the massacre on his town that left thousands of people dead and many more injured. these are the stakes we're looking at in syria just moments ago the
in america. >> you don't usually hear about apples being made in america. that's why you got confused. apple could be making macs in the u.s. the giant plans to move some production of mac computers to the u.s. from china next year and is expected to spend 100 million on the instore thing. tim cook did not say which products would be produced in the united states but it is expected to go well beyond the simple final. some of the departments building most if not all of the components in the u.s. it's a good pr rule you know all of the negative skrichls they got about their factories in china and labor practices there. maybe other companies will follow suit. >> good to see you this morning. >>> it is 10 minutes after the top of the hour. it is a concert to raise money for sandy victims so why are ticket scalpers making money? >> one group of passengers grounded after experiencing the real life version. can you image? [ man ] ring ring... progresso this reduced sodium soup says it mahelp lower cholesterol, how does it work? you just he to eat it as part of your heart healthy diet. step 1. eat t
that the president of afghanistan, america's ally, told me that the u.s. is partly to blame for the insecurity that continues here. but that was his unmistakable message today. >> for a number of years now, there is a growing perception in afghanistan that a significant apart of the insecurity in afghanistan is caused by the way the united states and some of its allies promoted lawlessness in afghanistan. spreading corruption in afghanistan, by employing private security firms who became a law into their own hands, there were also contracts and contractors for all supplies, and all of the supplies, they were run over with corruption. >> would you agree that some of these would be intentional in the security, brought by nato and the united states? >> there is a very strong perception that some of that security is intentional, yes. >> reporter: i also asked president karzai what he would say to an american family who lost a loved one in this war. he said that the afghan people are grateful for the sacrifice but accused u.s. leaders of being more interested in american security than the sacrifice
in america that is full of opportunity and possibility, as much opportunity and possibility that our parents and our grandparents left for us. but we are only going to be able to do it together. we are going to have to find some common ground. the challenge we have got right now is that the american people are a lot more sensible and a lot more thoughtful, and much more willing to compromise and give and sacrifice and act responsibly, than their elected representatives are. that is a problem. there is a mismatch between how everybody else is thinking about these problems, democrats and republicans up side of this town, and how folks are acting here. we have to get the aligned. and we only have 10 days to do that. i hope every member of congress is thinking about that. nobody can get 100% of what they want. this is not simply a contest between parties in terms of who looks good and who does not. there are real world consequences to what we do here. i want next year to be a year of strong economic growth. i want next year to be a year in which more jobs are created, and more businesses are sta
that was and the challenges facing us in 2013. first to our big stories of 2012. and america's left turn from the supreme court's landmark health care decision to the reelection of president barack obama. and politics headed in a decidedly liberal direction, so what happened and what does it mean for the country going forward. joining us columnist and detail editor, dani henninger and kim strassel. dan, we like to say for a long time we live in a center-right country. if you look at the last two presidential elections that doesn't seem to be the case. are we living now in a new, progressive era? >> in terms of the presidency, i think we are, paul. i'm not sure about the country. barack obama i think is the center left or left wing president since the great depression and i think that what barack obama has in mind to do is indeed to redistribute income from the top downward, not to cut spending, but to increase spending, it's explicit from a 20% of gdp to 25% gdp and rather than cut spending raise taxes as necessary to support that spending and i would say that is in fact essentially the french model. and
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